Chelsea v Tottenham FA Cup 6pm Sunday, April 15

Chelsea forced to play FA Cup semi-final less than 72 hours before potential clash with Barca

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12:40 GMT, 30 March 2012

Chelsea have been handed a potential fixture headache after their FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham was scheduled for 6pm on Sunday, April 15.

The Blues could then have less than 72 hours to prepare for a Champions League semi-final clash with Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on the Wednesday.

The first FA Cup last-four clash between Everton and Liverpool kicks off at 12.30pm on Saturday, April 14, meaning an early start for fans travelling to Wembley.

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Chelsea face a mounting fixture list after their home Premier League match against Newcastle was rescheduled for Wednesday, May 2.

This
means that if they reach the last four of the Champions League, Chelsea
will have played 19 times in 65 days up to and including their
penultimate league game of the season at Liverpool on May 6.